1. Karen Elson at last night’s Met Gala, wearing a dress from Alexander McQueen’s They Shoot Horses Don’t They-inspired Spring 2004 collection (via stylecaster).
2. And wearing the same dress* at the runway presentation in 2004 (via style.com).
Apparently the dress has been well-loved by Karen. She lifted her arm up to reveal a huge tear to Cathy Horyn, who noted that the hem is a tattered mess as well. Karen needs to send some of that McQueen my way, if she don’t know how to love it right.
*I think? Either the color difference is due to the lights, or style.com could be missing a look from the 2004 show.
She also wore it to the Met Gala in 2004 (looking at that pic now actually gives me Gemma-nostalgia), and has clearly loved it to pieces since- I spot acres of missing sequins in the photos from last Sunday. It’s actually a bit funny to contrast the two pics- the lady doesn’t appear to have aged in seven years (gods, was 2004 so long ago?), but her dress clearly has.
In all fairness, if I owned that dress I would be very likely to (like Karen) love it not wisely, but a little too well.